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The Short Stories

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At the age of twenty-two, Ernest Hemingway wrote his first short story, "Up in Michigan." Seventeen years and forty-eight titles later, he was the undisputed master of the short-story form and the leading American man of letters. The Short Stories, introduced here with a revealing preface by the author, chronicles Hemingway's development as a writer, from his earliest attempts in the chapbook Three Stories and Ten Poems, published in Paris in 1923, to his more mature accomplishments in Winner Take Nothing. Originally published in 1938 along with The Fifth Column, this collection premiered "The Capital of the World" and "Old Man at the Bridge," which derive from Hemingway's experiences in Spain, as well as "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," which figure among the finest of Hemingway's short fictions.

Synopsis:

Hemingway's direct and deceptively simple style shapes these stories into true masterpieces. From "Up in Michigan", written in 1921, to "Old Man at the Bridge", penned in Barcelona in 1938, these narratives trace, through setting and theme, the author's life, his evolving literary style, and the development of the "Hemingway hero"--be he soldier, boxer, expatriate, or bullfighter.

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers; like Mark Twain, Hemingway is one of those rare authors most people know about, whether they have read him or not. The difference is that Twain, with his white suit, ubiquitous cigar, and easy wit, survives in the public imagination as a basically, lovable figure, while the deeply imprinted image of Hemingway as rugged and macho has been much less universally admired, for all his fame. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books and went on to describe the author as "a globe-trotting expert on bullfights, booze, women, wars, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, and courage." Hemingway did in fact address all those subjects in his books, and he acquired his expertise through well-reported acts of participation as well as of observation; by going to all the wars of his time, hunting and fishing for great beasts, marrying four times, occasionally getting into fistfights, drinking too much, and becoming, in the end, a worldwide celebrity recognizable for his signature beard and challenging physical pursuits.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

THE SHORT HAPPY LIFE OF FRANCIS MACOMBER

THE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

OLD MAN AT THE BRIDGE

UP IN MICHIGAN

ON THE QUAI AT SMYRNA

INDIAN CAMP

THE DOCTOR AND THE DOCTOR'S WIFE

THE END OF SOMETHING

THE THREE-DAY BLOW

THE BATTLER

A VERY SHORT STORY

SOLDIER'S HOME

THE REVOLUTIONIST

MR. AND MRS. ELLIOT

CAT IN THE RAIN

OUT OF SEASON

CROSS-COUNTRY SNOW

MY OLD MAN

BIG TWO-HEARTED RIVER: PART I

BIG TWO-HEARTED RIVER: PART II

THE UNDEFEATED

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

THE KILLERS

CHE TI DICE LA PATRIA?

FIFTY GRAND

A SIMPLE ENQUIRY

TEN INDIANS

A CANARY FOR ONE

AN ALPINE IDYLL

A PURSUIT RACE

TODAY IS FRIDAY

BANAL STORY

NOW I LAY ME

AFTER THE STORM

A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

GOD REST YOU MERRY, GENTLEMEN

THE SEA CHANGE

A WAY YOU'LL NEVER BE

THE MOTHER OF A QUEEN

ONE READER WRITES

HOMAGE TO SWITZERLAND

A DAY'S WAIT

A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE DEAD

WINE OF WYOMING

THE GAMBLER, THE NUN, AND THE RADIO

FATHERS AND SONS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684803340
Preface:
Hemingway, Ernest
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 95-104
Publication Date:
August 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 13.895 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Hemingway's direct and deceptively simple style shapes these stories into true masterpieces. From "Up in Michigan", written in 1921, to "Old Man at the Bridge", penned in Barcelona in 1938, these narratives trace, through setting and theme, the author's life, his evolving literary style, and the development of the "Hemingway hero"--be he soldier, boxer, expatriate, or bullfighter.
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